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Friday, March 31, 2017

NO WAY OUT (photo) & THE 100 YEAR CURSE (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


sleeping beauty had it easy, man!

lying on the other side of all those
overgrown bramble bushes hiding
her castle, as she slept away
the 100 year wait for the dark fairy's
curse to end and for her prince
to arrive, all the while not aging
even one day

unlike me, doomed to wander awake,
hemmed in by this endless
wall of thorn bushes, all too aware
that should I out live this 100
year curse, I'll be way too
old and broken for even the most
generous spirited prince of a man
to do more than take passing note
of this hobbling old hag
whose resemblance to a witch
has always gone quite a bit more
than skin deep

[non-dream free verse poem written 3-4-17. Yeah, can you say self pity, children? I've had this one ready for posting for some time and just have not liked it's tone. Although it is a place I go to all too often. As today, so it's the perfect post. Photo "No Way Out" (1-13-11 10339v5) by Roswila]

PLEASE NOTE: in most browsers you can click on the above image for a larger version. Also, the photo accompanying a post is not necessarily meant to illustrate it, but to reflect some small, even slant aspect of the verse, similar to Japanese haiga (illustrated haiku).

There are many other sorts of posts on this blog. I indicate which are about or influenced by dreams. Some non dream focused posts are book reviews, "regular" poems (some by other writers), scifaiku, writing exercises, Tarot haiku, photos, haiga, and so on. However, most of those are in much older posts. There's a listing by month going back to early 2006, at the end of the sidebar.

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until next time, keep dreaming,

[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
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